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El-Ghad Party

el-Ghad Party
Hizb el-Ghad
حزب الغد
Chairperson Moussa Moustafa Moussa
Slogan Hand in Hand, we build tomorrow
Founded 2004
Headquarters Cairo, Egypt
Newspaper El-Ghad
Ideology Secularism,
Liberal democracy,
Political position Centre
National affiliation Egyptian Front[1]
House of Representatives
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Politics of Egypt
Political parties

The el-Ghad Party (Arabic: حزب الغدḤizb el-Ghad, IPA: ; "The Tomorrow Party") is an active political party in Egypt that was granted license in October 2004. El-Ghad is a centrist liberal secular political party pressing for widening the scope of political participation and for a peaceful rotation of power.

The official El-Ghad Party, headed by Moussa Moustafa Moussa, was running the Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012 as an independent list. The split faction Ghad El-Thawra Party, headed by Ayman Nour, was part of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party-led Democratic Alliance for Egypt.[2]


  • Background 1
  • Platform 2
  • Name confusion 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


  • El-Ghad newspaper
  • Human Rights watch: Ayman Nur Trial Badly Flawed; Judge Jails Opposition Leader, Others, Without Explanation

External links

  1. ^ ""الغد" يدفع بـ 8 مرشحين على قائمة "الجبهة المصرية"". El Balad. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ghad Al-Thawra Party". 3 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ محمود حسين، "شئون الأحزاب" ترفض قبول تأسيس حزب الغد الجديد. اليوم السابع 2011-9-5. وصل لهذا المسار في 28 سبتمبر 2011.
  4. ^ "". 
  5. ^ Datasheet on the Liberal International's website
  6. ^ "Egypt’s Simmering Rage". The Daily Beast. 26 July 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "2nd National Voter Survey in Egypt" (PDF). Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI). Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ "3rd National Voter Survey in Egypt" (PDF). Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI). Retrieved 16 December 2013. 


See also

Ayman Nour has been tightly associated with both the El-Ghad name and party, even being accused of internal monopoly by other party members.[2] Since both Nour and Moussa factions were using (and still are) the same name and insignia (ex: Ghad El-Thawra website[4]), it was often difficult to tell them apart. For instance, Liberal International listed El-Ghad, specifying its leader as Ayman Nour, as an observer member.[5] Many poll and media outlets used the term "El-Ghad" without specifying which party or faction they are referring to,[6] although they often meant the Ayman Nour Ghad El-Thawra faction.[7][8]

Name confusion

The party platform calls for:


The removal of Nour from the party leadership by Moussa, and the latter's election to the Egyptian Upper House, have been seen as compliances with the Hosni Mubarak regime.[2]

In 2005, just before Nour being sentenced, the El-Ghad party split in two factions. One was headed by Moussa Moustafa Moussa, the other by Nour’s (now former) wife Gameela Ismail.[2] Legal battle ensued between both factions, both claiming legitimacy and simultaneously using the party name and insignia. The final court ruling in May 2011 was in favor of Moussa.[3] Ayman Nour hence filed for a new party, Ghad El-Thawra Party or "Revolution's Tomorrow Party", which was approved on 9 October 2011.[2]


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